PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — They’re used for delivery, sports-action footage, mapping, and agriculture.

Drones will soon be used for news gathering in the Pacific Northwest by Portland-based Alpha Media owned radio station KXL FM 101, providing the technology complies with a Federal Aviation Administration ruling on commercial drones in airspace.

Alpha Media, which operates in 80 U.S. markets, signed into a partnership with Clackamas-based drone company Aerial Technology International, a decision announced Monday.

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